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The Crucible, 17th to 20th July
Based on the Salem witch trials of 1693, and an allegory of the House Un-American Activities hunt for reds under the bed, the Crucible is one of the most powerful plays of the Twentieth Century. It is Arthur Miller’s version of the mediaeval witch test. If she drowns she is innocent, if she floats she is guilty and is condemned to death. In Miller’s theocratic community, you betray or are betrayed by your neighbour, whose testimony is enough to convict you and your plea of innocence is itself evidence of guilt. Be vigilant. The Players first performed the Crucible in 1979 but it is not the sort of play with which they have been associated more recently. It is raw drama, serious stuff with strong characters raising questions about the sort of society we want to live in and the sort of people we want to be. An unforgettable play for our times.
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Tickets may be purchased from our web site, from Savages on the London Road (A417) Blewbury, Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00 and from 10:00 to 12:00 on Saturday mornings, and from Cornerstone in Didcot – 01235 515144 (they accept card payments).
Lark Rise, 18th to 21st July 2018
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 28th November to 2nd December 2017
Great Expectations, 19th to 22nd July 2017
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 20th to 23rd July 2016
The Taming of the Shrew, 15th to 18th July 2015
Jack and the Beanstalk, 28th to 31st January 2015
Cider With Rosie, 16th to 19th July 2014
Tom's Midnight Garden, 24th to 27th July 2013
She Stoops to Conquer, 18th to 21st July 2012
Peter Pan, 20th to 23rd July 2011
A Servant to Two Masters, 21st to 24th July 2010
Twelfth Night, 14th to 18th July 2009
Noyes Fludde, 22nd to 25th April 2009
Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales, 15th to 19th July 2008
BBC3 – Blewbury Broadcasting Corporation Revue, 30th November to 1st December 2007
La Boheme, 19th August 2007
The Winter’s Tale, 17th to 21st July 2007
Pablo and Me, 21st April 2007, at Blewbury School
Cosi fan Tutte, 20th August 2006
Marriage à la Mode, 18th to 22nd July 2006
The Oxford Waits, 24th March 2006
BBC2, 25th to 26th November 2005
La Cenerentola, 21st August 2005
David Copperfield, 19th to 23rd July 2005
And now for something completely different... An Evening with John Howard Davies, 7th May 2005
Miss Elizabeth Bennet, 14th to 17th July 2004
As You Like It, 16th to 19th July 2003
Alice through the Looking Glass, 17th to 20th July 2002
Murder in the Cathedral, 6th to 9th March 2002
Dancing at Lughnasa, 18th to 21st July 2001. See the review in the archive.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 19th 20 22nd July 2000. See the review in the archive.